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Title: Effective Collaboration Between Migrant and Homeless State Education Programs


1
Effective Collaboration Between Migrant and
Homeless State Education Programs
  • Presented By
  • Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator for NC
  • lphillip_at_serve.org
  • 2012 NAEHCY Conference

2
"We Could Learn..." Anonymous
"We could learn a lot from crayons some are
sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while
others are bright, some have weird names, but we
have to learn to live in the same box.
3
COLLABORATION IS
  • The act of working together on a joint project or
    a similar project.
  • Working together to achieve a goal.
  • A process where 2 or more people, groups or
    organizations work together for similar or the
    same goals.

4
Activity!So soon you ask????
  • Ask your neighbor to the right what collaboration
    looks like for them.
  • (2 minutes)
  • Be willing to share some other ideas with the
    group!

5
EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION
  • TAKES TIME
  • TAKES SHARING OF RESPONSIBILITIES
  • TAKES RESPECT

6
EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION
  • TAKES TIME
  • To build trust
  • To understand roles and responsibilities
  • To make decisions

7
EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION CONTINUED
  • TAKES SHARING OF RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Communicate regularly
  • Ensure each has the same information about the
    programs
  • Establish the same goals and objectives
  • Provide a positive vibe for program collaboration

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EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION CONTINUED
  • TAKES RESPECT
  • No one has all the answers
  • Need to share the vision for collaborating
  • Need to provide recognition to each other
  • Need to evaluate yearly the collaboration
    initiative

9
Why Collaborate?
  • To share resources
  • To share knowledge
  • To build consensus
  • To build relationships
  • To increase options
  • Increase flexibility in service delivery
  • Increase professional support

10
What are the challenges in collaboration?
STAFF TURNOVER
LIMITED RESOURCES
RESPONSIBILITIES
TIME
PLAN
LEADERSHIP
11
Collaborative Efforts at the State Level(For
Homeless and Migrant Education Programs)
  • Attend trainings together locally, state and
    Nationally
  • Conduct forums/ meetings together or at same
    location during the same time
  • Provide training at one anothers meetings
  • Participate in subgrant process, focus groups,
    Parent Advisory Panel, and other program projects
  • Collaborate on Feed The Children deliveries and
    other donation events
  • Participate in State Team Meetings together
    COP, Child Welfare, Courts and Education,
    Language Access Policy
  • Discuss regularly one anothers program updates
  • NAEHCY, SOSY (Solutions for Out of School Youth)
    and state program materials distributed to groups

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Local Collaborative Efforts(For Homeless
Liaisons and Migrant Recruiters)
  • Case reviews at the beginning and the end of each
    school year
  • Conduct monthly meetings to discuss cases and
    ensure no doubling of services are being provided
    to students
  • Conduct camp and home visits together
  • Train staff and the community together
  • Host family nights at local schools, shelters,
    and camps together
  • Review student records together (attendance,
    grades, behavior)
  • Attend teacher parent conferences for families
    that both divisions serve
  • Provide a quarterly newsletter to school district
    staff
  • Provide joint documentation to administration in
    buildings

14
Continued Local Collaborative Efforts
  • Attend conferences and share information received
    (state forums, regional meetings, OME, NAEHCY)
  • Collaborate together with meeting the needs of
    community agencies (meetings, events,
    information)
  • Develop a summer work schedule between the two
    programs
  • Work with other LEAs or school districts
  • Discuss and resolve enrollment issues
  • Review system policies to make sure barriers do
    not exist for your students
  • Apply together for funding
  • Work with your state office for additional
    support for your programs

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What does collaboration look like inHenderson
County Schools, NCwww.hendersoncountypublicschool
s.org
17
EFFECTIVELY COLLABORATION WITH YOUR STATE(For
LEAs to work with Homeless and Migrant Education
Programs)
  • Know who your State Coordinator and Migrant
    Consultant are and where they are located
  • Learn where migrant programs are located in or
    near your districts
  • Understand how migrant programs are established
    in LEAs and who are migrant students
  • Review your state departments website for each
    program regularly to learn about
  • New or revised policies
  • Procedures
  • Programs
  • Learning opportunities
  • Collaborative events
  • Request training opportunities by your State
    Coordinator or Migrant Consultant /recruiters
  • Host meetings for State Coordinators and Migrant
    Consultants

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FUNDING IDEAS
  • LOCAL
  • Meet yearly to determine the needs of homeless
    students and what resources can be shared
  • Apply for local, state, and business grants
    together
  • Work together in requesting donations and
    services from the community
  • Needy childrens fund
  • Emergency fund
  • Special needs funds (power, food, first month
    rent fund, etc.)
  • Transportation
  • Dental, medical
  • home repair
  • Conduct local donation drives and other service
    projects together
  • Feed The Children donations
  • Community fund raiser events
  • School supply drive
  • Community fairs
  • STATE
  • Quarterly conferences between the State
    Coordinator and Migrant Education Consultant to
    determine how to share resources and meet the
    needs of LEAs, HLs, and Migrant Recruiters
  • Offer joint mini-grant opportunities to school
    districts
  • Conduct state, regional or local donation
    projects together
  • Feed The Children
  • Fill the Bus
  • Combine a percentage of resources for special
    needs or projects to conduct in the state

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What does collaboration look like for you in your
Homeless and Migrant Education Programs?

22
Lets have a ball!
  • Best Practices
  • Funding
  • Challenges
  • Ideas

23
Directions!
  1. Keep the ball moving!
  2. When you hear the horn...stop!
  3. If the ball lands in your hands then it is your
    turn! YES.it will be your turn!
  4. Answer the question closest to your left thumb.
  5. If you cannot answer the question, move 1
    question to the left.
  6. Audience can add to answers.
  7. When you hear the horn, throw the ball!

24
Conclusion
  • Activity report out
  • Take away from training
  • Other

25
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Thank you!!!
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